Creating Atmosphere through Prose: Great Expectations

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An understanding of some new vocabulary.
An overview of authorial techniques used to create a picture in the reader’s mind.
How to read a passage closely.
Imogen WoolrichHost: Imogen is an English and Drama teacher who trained at the Institute of Education in London. She has been teaching for 10 years and currently runs the Education department of a theatre in the North West of England. Imogen has got lots of experience exploring plays and novels in exciting and engaging ways.

Do you wonder how Great Expectations by Charles Dickens became such a well known novel? In this class, students will explore some of the techniques that Dickens used to present a sense of place, time and mood in Great Expectations. Students will then spend some time analysing the techniques Dickens used to create a sense of atmosphere. The skills students learn in this class can then be applied to other texts across their English studies and give them confidence in answering exam questions.

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students, especially those in Years 10-11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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